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Thursday, September 18, 2014

5 Tips for Better and Healthier Looking Skin

Your skin is your most important organ, from a visual perspective anyhow. And like all of our organs the way we treat it shows.

No matter how much we care about our skin, there’s always room to improve on it and we've compiled a number of great tips to help you do so.

Skin Type

Knowing the sort of skin that you have is a big help when it comes to understanding how to deal with it and give it the best care. Dry skins need a very different approach to mixed or oily skin and it’s also worth remembering that your skin varies from season to season too. So, be aware of this as it will help you ensure that you take care of it in the best possible manner no matter how it changes. Skincare by Alana is a good website for tips on skin types and also care.


Different scrubs and exfoliate will have different impacts on different skin. There is no such thing as one for all skin and so you need to test and try and inform yourself as best as possible in this regard. Consult with a dermatologist for the best possible results.

Sun Cream

A very important part of your skin process. SPF sun creams or moisturizers are one of the mainstays of healthy skin. Of course, it’s not just the summer time that you should be wearing them either. SPF creams should be worn during the winter as well as the summer – there are still sun rays in gloomy weather. In fact, the sun is often harsher on the skin in this sort of weather as the clouds amplify the amount of light that damages skin that comes through to the skin. Oil free and powder sun screens are a good option.


Water is one of the most important parts of good skin and one that a lot of people don’t get enough of. Water helps cleanse the skin and will rejuvenate it. No matter how many times people are told that they need to drink 2 liters of water at least a day, they still don’t. Frankly, it’s a big issue for skin and without it you will be pushing against the grain.


A very important factor too. Cleansing properly will help get rid of all the oil, dirt and makeup that gathers in the powers throughout the day. Cleansing twice a day will help lift a large amount of this and one of the best tools for the job is the Clarisonic as it keeps skin clear and prevents problems.

It Takes Time

Skin doesn't just improve over night, however if you have some patience you will see results. One of the biggest reasons people don’t see improvements in skin is down to the fact they don’t have the patience to continue these changes. If you do, you will most likely see better skin, but give it up to two months.

Great skin is a fantastic thing and can make your whole appearance a lot more attractive. These tips will help ensure that you have a clear, bright appearance.

Adding Classy Anatomie Pieces To Your Wardrobe

I've had a lot of extra reasons to dress up and look my best lately.  It's only a month until my wedding, so I've been frantically getting last minute meetings with vendors done.  I'm not showing up to important events in yoga pants, but that doesn't mean I don't want to be comfortable during all of these trips.

Lisette Lace Tank - Anatomie / Denim Pencil Skirt - Macy's / Wrap Bracelet - Chamilia

This top doesn't have any modesty layers underneath, so I paired it with my black spaghetti-strap tank top.  I like having the option of putting different colors on it.  This top comes in black too, but the white worked best for me.  It's good to be bright!

And besides, the bride should enjoy wearing white, right?

The tank is nice and loose, and hits at the bottom of my hip, making it versatile.  I feel sophisticated with it on, but I needed to stay far away from my dogs while I was wearing it.

This one was a little more of the cute-me side.  My fiance was taking the pictures and decided it was a good time to crack jokes at me.  Now I remember why I'm marrying that man.

The skirt section on this dress is fantastic.  It flows enough to let you drive unhindered and looks gorgeous while you walk.  And spin.

This dress comes in red, white, and this navy blue.  I really wanted to pick up the red one, but I'm happy I decided on my "something blue" here.  It really complimented me I think.  I played hostess with it on and served drinks and candy while looking like a very classy housewife.

Take that Mad Men housewives.

This is going to be my after-wedding dress so I can get travelling afterward without being hindered by layers of tulle and lace.  It fit and felt great.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Try The Trend - Adding Quilted Fashion To Your Wardrobe

This Spring, the runways were giving us a preview of what was coming for Fall. Now that time's almost here! Where did the months go and why is it so chilly all of a sudden? One of the recurring themes at the Dior and Chanel shows was quilting. This trend is so accessible and doesn't require you live in New York or L.A. to get away with it. Who's ready to give it a try? If you're a child of the 90s, hearing the word "quilting" might make you remember the oversized, puffy, zip-up quilted vests we wore this time of year. We thought we were awesome. Now that it's no longer scorching hot and Fall is quickly approaching, it's a great time to start working this trend into your wardrobe. Here's the rule of thumb for any texture or print trend: no more than two of these per outfit. Keep it simple.


Cute quilted flats are all over right now and they're a nice way to ease into this trend. The black Sperry Top-Sider Elise flats above are only $80. Who doesn't need a good pair of black flats or three? There are also quilted booties and ankle boots appearing in department stores like the pair by Thakoon above ($410, Net-A-Porter).


See above about excuses to buy more shoes and apply it to handbags. Quilted handbags have never really gone out of style, so they're the easiest way to try this trend and going to be the most abundant in stores. The medium pink bag by John Lewis above is totally affordable and being a very neutral tone, it lets you mix and match this with more outfits. When in doubt, get a quilted bag in black and pair it with Fall jewel tones. Hit two Fall trends at once by matching your manicure to your bag.


Coats, not vests. Although if you miss the vests, we won't judge. Quilted coats are done in leather and lighter materials for Fall as well as thicker designs for Winter. You can shoot for black leather or leather-look jackets or go full-blown with the warm quilted long coats like the one from Peacocks above. These warm jackets are something that's big in fashion magazines right now and is usually still popular during years where it's not such a focus.

Tops & Skirts

While a fully quilted top is going to be out of reach for the average woman, you can find quilted accents on more traditional pieces. How gorgeous is the blue houndstooth skirt with its little touch of quilting at the sides? Bonus points if you pair it with houndstooth booties or a comfy black sweater. If you want to rock the fully quilted mini, go for it. When in doubt, you can always go to Amazon or your favorite department store's website, search for "quilted" and then hit the women's category. (Here's the results for Target. You're welcome.) Find something you love and you won't care whether it's trendy or not, because it will be you.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Golden Rules of Dressing for Fancy Dress Parties

Some people absolutely love fancy dress, while others don’t find it any way nearly as endearing of prospect. However, whether you love it or not there are a number of ways that you can increase your chances of looking great dressed up in fancy dress.
Whether you’re a wallflower or absolutely love being the center of attention these tips will ensure you look fantastic dressed up on all occasions.

Making an effort is the first rule of successful fancy dress and if you make a half attempt you will be far less likely to look great in fancy dress – it’s that simple. Going to the pound shop and purchasing some horns is not going to cut it if the party is a proper fancy dress. Be a little creative and make a costume of some sort, alternatively why not try a fancy dress store if you don’t have the time – Red Star Fancy Dress offer some cool ready-made costumes.
By planning your costume well in advance you will be far more likely to look great. Too many people tend to avoid planning and then end up with an issue in the last minute. Often people claim they won’t dress up, losing their nerve before the party and having to either stress or go as something lackluster. Don’t be that person and plan well in advance.
Be confident in what you’re wearing and enjoy yourself. Fancy dress parties aren't about looking good – they’re about having fun and being a little silly. Remember this and you will be fine.
Try and avoid the clichés as they tend to look unimaginative and unspectacular. So, if you’re a girl try not to be that sexy cat.
However, clichés aside, try not to be too left field as people won’t get who you are. The more mainstream you are, the more people will get it. Being a little obscure and mistaken for someone you’re not can cause problems on the big night – so our advice is if people thing you’re someone else, just go with it.
The People
Certain parties will see certain sorts of people attend them. So, if you’re at a party with your friends and they’re all quite geeky you will be able to get away with things that other people wouldn't be able to get away with. However, if it’s more mainstream then it’s a lot better come as something more center field.
Fancy dress parties are fun, that’s the point they exist. So, let people know that you’re fun and you will be far more likely to see them have fun and dance with you. If you come across as someone who is not very exciting and not a lot of fun, then this will come across to others and you just wont enjoy the occasion nearly as much. Fancy dress parties are about being silly and this should be seen in your attitude.
If you can, dress up as a group – it’s a sure fire way to earn extra fancy dress bonus points.
Follow these tips and you can be sure that you will look great and most importantly enjoy your next fancy dress party.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Top 5 Best 1 inch curling iron

It is a tricky job to choose the right curling iron from a host of options available in the market. It is really a challenge to know which one is safe for your hair you to choose the perfect among the curling iron sizes. You do not need to worry further as this list of top5 Best Curling iron will guide you in choosing the best from the shelve. This list is made after an extensive research by testing all the leading curl irons available in the market. Priority is given to the ones which are affordable yet rich in features.

#5. Infiniti You - ideal for beachy waves
This curling iron is unique for its no-clamp design. This sleek looking iron allows you to freely wind your hair all-round the barrel without the nagging crimps caused by the standard clamp irons. This elegant product comes with specially made heat-resistant glove for comfortable curling. This product comes to you at a highly affordable price tag of $25 or below.

#4. Conair 1 inch Spring Curl
This curling iron allows you to create soft and sexy curls for that perfect hairdo at a party. This is a specially made iron that emits ions resulting to zero frizz while in use. Conair 1 inch iron comes with 25 heat preset. You can change the heat settings as per your requirement for that perfect finishing. Conair Spring Curl is the Best Curling iron made of ceramic that helps in penetrating heat faster than other curling ion.

#3. Beachwaver – the third Best Curling iron
It is for those who love beachy waves. This iron comes with a rotating barrel. The barrel does most of the job for you as you glide the iron through your hair. You just need to keep your hair rotate along with the barrel and slowly come down to the scalp. This is a hair curling method that is the easiest and can be done by anyone without prior experience. Buying this ion will enable you to sport any type of curly hair style without taking any assistance from a professional hair style. This product is still on the top of the charts for its ultra-stylish design and superior functionality.

#2. Conair Spiral Styler
If you have that special corkscrew curl, do not feel left behind in styling. There is one special product for you. The Conair Spiral Styler with instant heating feature works both on long and short hair. This curling iron comes with a turbo heat function that gives instant boost of heat for those difficult curling areas. This is a very handy device that comes at a unbelievable price tag of $20. Do you need more reasons?

#1. Hot Tools Iron – curl like a pro
This is the Best Curling iron recommended by professionals. This product is on the top of the list in this category for several years for its superior functionalities and recommendation by leading style magazines and expert hair stylers. If you want a professional finishing in your curly hairdo, this one is the best choice available for you. This iron comes with a heat toggling gauge for fine setting the heat level while doing the curls. You can own this one for as low as $30.

You need to make sure that you know the difference between curling iron vs curling wand.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Finding the Right Sex Toy for You

Everyone would like to know what the most ideal women sex toys are and it is really only a matter of personal preference. However, if you have, in no way, attempted to use sex toys before and are feeling somewhat timid with regard to finding the right sex toy to purchase, then this article will probably help you in doing so.

Buying your initial vibrator can both be intimidating and exciting. Are you purchasing your sex toy in a shop? Are you ordering it on the internet? Is it delivered right at your home? Even once you pass all these problems, how do women probably know if they purchased the right and best sex toys for them? In terms of toys and women, it is common to feel concerned with regard to these points. However, if you are feeling extremely nervous to purchase a female masturbation sex toy, then you need to rethink. Women who have purchased sex toys have had to deal with these feelings and usually, wind up becoming somewhat a collector of sex toys!

At first, you need to consider all your options on how to get a sex toy. Ordering thru the internet is normally an extremely dependable way and it’s simple to be aware of what the leading sex toys are from the reviews of other users. However, if you are not comfortable of having it delivered right at your home, you can ask your friends to have it send at their home.

If you don’t want to purchase a sex toy online, then you can go and visit a sex shop. There are a lot of local sex stores these days that offer inexpensive masturbation vibrators. Now in terms of actually taking into consideration on finding the right sex toy, you need to keep in mind that ideal women sex toys are basically the ones that entice you. Hence, when finding the right sex toy, you need to think about how you want your sex to be.

If you are not actually certain what you are searching for, then you need to know that sexually active females are divided into three categories: women who like cunnilingus better; women who fancy penetration; and women who like both. Hence, due to this, you need to consider what kind of sex you like better when finding the right sex toy for you. On the other hand, if you aren't extremely sexually experienced and are unconvinced which category of women you belong; try not to be much overwhelmed with different buzzing devices, sizes and colors. Some sex toys may fascinate or confuse you, and some may completely freak you out to start with might really be you most preferred thrilling sex toy.

When deciding on purchasing your first sex toy, a nice place to begin with finding the right sex toy for you is taking a look at the leading sex toys. Similar to every purchase, you need to first research on finding the right sex toy for you!